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Mozilla Bangladesh Task Force Meetup 2014

Mozilla Bangladesh recently organized an event named “Mozilla Bangladesh Task Force Meetup and 2014 planning”. Mozilla Bangladesh community has grown 10 times in last couple of years. To better organize the community MozBD formed Task Force based on projects. This event was the first formal meetup and to plan 2014 and many other activities.

On Saturday, 22nd February, 2014, the day long event took place and the venue was Hotel 71.
I reached on the spot with excitement because on the day we were about to plan awesome events for 2014. I was just memorizing the events I planned/we some mozillians planned. I was making it sure that no event idea should be missed.
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Around 10.00 am the main event started with an ice-breaking session, where each of the mozillian had to say their name and do something funny like hand waving, face making etc. After that our main agenda started(Moz Foundation 2014 Goals)

Grow 10x , 1M

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Some core points we had discussions onย  were: Australis Launch, Firefox OS, FxOS apps workshop in universities etc. During the discussions we were served with Morning tea and biscuits. Following this, we had S.W.O.T analysis. Each task force were given around one hour to devide into groups and have discussion. This analysis has a great impact on our future activities. After the analysis we wrote points in stickies and later some volunteers of specific TF wrote them on the ethar and the main discussion started. All the TF explained their priority points while other TF gave suggestions/info/asked questions.

We had lunch after finishing the session. we went to 19th floor to have yummy lunch. I couldn’t eat much but some enjoyed the food very much.

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Later, we went to the terrace and got MozBD teeshirts. Everyone seemed excited to have brand new tee shirt and later we had fun captures and group photos.

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The second half started with the presentation โ€œMillion Mozilliansโ€ by Mahay Alam Khan. We had a talk on MozStumbler,MozillaBD blog,website,gave new ideas. Later, we discussed 2014 road map/event plans. It was a pretty interactive session where I gave some inputs(yes,those memorized events).Other mozillians also suggested event types at new locations.

Wrapping up everything we did some photo sessions along with new mozillians,TF members, reps and WoMoz. Had a very qualityful day with some bainstorming ideas and thoughts to keep up our good work through contribution towards Mozilla.

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The day long activities with details will be found hereย 

On reps portal: https://reps.mozilla.org/e/mozilla-bangaldesh-task-force-meetup-and-2014-planning/

Pics: http://www.flickr.com/photos/112373427@N03/sets/72157641364214564/

See Mozilla Bangladesh TF leads and peers here

Thanks for reading! ๐Ÿ™‚


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Hackjam with NSUFSA,NSUWF,NSUEC

After 1 month planning, the day came today! Exams and advising just ended last week, so our target was to do webmaker on holidays. This time we just expanded ourselves with 2 more clubs named NSU wireless Forum (deals with all the tech related events, teaches people about tech) and English Club. We have a good relation with these two clubs so we were expecting a good start with our university mates and our expectation came to reality today.

Early in the morning freezing with cool breeze me and my sister arrived at North South University, in half an hour all of our FSAs reached and the room was opened for us. While fixing internet and stuffs people started coming.

People seemed so excited about the event. Most of them brought laptops with internet(we had internet modems as well as NSU WIFI).

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Our fellow NSUFSA mate Rashik Ishrak Nahian welcomed everyone warmly and started talking about Mozilla. He covered contribution ways. I personally loved his slides a lot !

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His slide

Following him I started talking about FSA program, whatโ€™s it? How to join? Our benefits?Our activities?

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My slide

And then the core webmaker part was started by our own Kazi Rokib Ahmed(NSU Wireless forum Vice president, member of Eng club & FSA). He explained the basic steps of HTML & CSS to people. Most of them did not know how HTML and CSS works. They seemed damn interested to learn. Some of them asked some question as well while learning.

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The make he explained to people: http://goo.gl/D9o6z4

Following him, our awesome president of Wireless Forum Mursalin Kabir started taking his session. He took his session on X-Ray Goggles. The way he interacted with people was really good! Everyone enjoyed his session!

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Then one of our sweet woMoz took session on Popcorn, Faria Mahjabin. Her slides were a live popcorn to me! Anyone with the slides wonโ€™t face any problem to learn popcorn.

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After her our awesome & genius Towhidul Haque Roni took a session on Introduction to Firefox OS and how to make Apps.

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His slides

Then participants had hands on experience with Firefox OS developer preview.

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After that we divided participants into 3 groups of thimble, popcorn and x-ray goggles. They made some makes. Some of them were really good and some were really funny!

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To energize them up we gave them delicious pastries, drinks, samucha etc (Oh man, I am hungry now!)

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After having yummy food, we had Mozquiz of 10 questions which were set by our fellow NSUFSA Tuhin Sahir. Then we got our awesome winners who were given out cool swags of Mozilla. They seemed really happy to get some!

We got 11 new contributors from this event. Everyone loved the swags which were given away during the event. Mozilla Badge was popular and the webmaker stickers as well!

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At last we had a group photo, say : what does the fox say???

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Ring-ding-ding-ding-dingeringeding!
Gering-ding-ding-ding-dingeringeding!

Wa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pow!
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People who cannot be said thanks in words : Mursalin Kabir,Rokib Tusky,Al-Amin,Zarif Tajwar,Faria mahjabin,Trisa Islam,Salman Nusrat,Rashik Ishrak Nahiyan,Anush Anilkumar & Tanha Islam ๐Ÿ˜‰

Hashtag was : #hackjamnsufsa
Our club on Facebook: Group , Page
All the makes people made who attended:
https://tanzina.makes.org/thimble/book-cover (Best Make from girls)
https://rakibdew.makes.org/thimble/iron-man-movie-poster
https://wordhulhasan.makes.org/thimble/movie-poster-mozillian
https://tamannajahan.makes.org/thimble/animating-posternsu-firefox-community
https://akibasad.makes.org/thimble/postcard-welcome-to-dhaka
https://n24.makes.org/thimble/n24-productions
http://samiha94.makes.org/goggles/samiha94s-remix-of-the-daily-star-breaking-amp-latest-news-from-bangladesh-2
https://mohammed_faislam.makes.org/thimble/animating-poster
https://xeroanonymous93.makes.org/thimble/nsufsa (Best Make from guys)
https://r-i-nahian.makes.org/thimble/6-session-in-hackjam
https://roni.makes.org/thimble/nsufsa31jan
https://faria_newfsa.makes.org/popcorn/1q8h
https://al-amin.makes.org/thimble/hackjam-picture-album


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Geek Girls Hangout @DHK

ย We the WoMoz are mainly dedicated to improving women’s visibility and involvement in Free/Open Source and Mozilla, and to increase the number of women contributors. So we the Bangladeshi WoMoz along withย  the help of MozBD had a small informal meet up planning about the future events of WoMoz.
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Event was conducted by me(Tanha Islam) , Laila Mustari . We were 6 in numbers. We had girls from 2 different institute. We talked about how to get more women from different aspects. We had 2 newbie with us who were Tahmima Chowdhury Nawrin and her classmate. We had a s.w.o.t analysis of our past activities and planned about future events, how to make them successful ! Our short meet up for 2 hours was successful!
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Points we discussed:
-WoMoz
-Firefox club (what to & how to)
-Webmaker
-Future events(types)
-MozCafe
-Hangouts to brainstorm awesome ideas to get more women in tech & mozilla
-Firefox OS(we had hands on experience as well ๐Ÿ˜‰ )
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At last we had a group photo! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Hashtag was : #gghangoutdhk , #MozBDEventIdea
WoMoz BD on fb: Group , Page


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NSU Firefox Student Ambassadors Meet-Up(II)

Hello people, whoever is giving me 5 minutes from his/her holiday to read my blog-post, yes! its worth ๐Ÿ™‚

After 4 months 2 weeks we, the Firefox Student Ambassadors of North South University met for the second time with old and new both faces.

We started sharp at 10.00, almost everyone was on time. I started distributing swags to our student ambassadors, they seemed happy as it was their first time face to face meeting with me. We started with our agenda, our agenda was,

-Welcoming the new NSU FSA
-Discuss about the contribution ways
-Distribute work of upcoming FSA event
-Teach FSA about l10n
-Teach FSA about Webmaker templates localization
-Webmaker
-Mozquiz
As I lead the welcoming part, everyone was told to sign up . Then I started talking about contribution ways . Later on they were shown the Firefox OS(Developer preview).
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When we started discussing about future events & workshops, 2 of them(Saqib & Zarif) seemed interested to give us a place, YAY! ๐Ÿ™‚
Then Rashik started talking about l10n, how it works and how to contribute with it, why is that necessary .
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Then I talked about webmaker, it’s templates localization.
Later on we started our HackJam! Special thanks to Rashik, Al-Amin, Shafayet who helped to make this event a success. They were Webmaker mentors for the day. We were divided into 3 groups for learning Thimble, Popcorn & X-Ray Goggles. In spite of of huge problem of wifi speed and network problem of modem they managed to teach each and everyone about Webmaking.

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Then, I talked about Mozilla foundation, persona, thunderbird, firefox OS, app of the month etc.
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After that we had one interesting but semi-easy MozQuiz where Zarif got 10 questions correct!Tuhin secured the second place(9), Raad and Momin bro secured 3rd place with same marks(8)..!They were gifted with Mobile bag, Mozilla sticker and tattoo !
All the FSA were given one specific make to remix it and some of those are:
Later we took a group photo(Saqib missing, he went for his midterm exam by that time)
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Special thanks to Trisa Islam for awesome photos, person behind the camera ๐Ÿ™‚
Thanks everyone and happy holiday!


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Kitchen Party With Friends!

Kitchen Party !

Again!!ย  This time extra awesome! This is the second time I hosted Kitchen Party. My first time went really good!

Today at my friend Preva’s place we arranged our 2nd Kitchen Party with my university friends! We started around 5pm and ended at 7pm.

I today discussed the main three parts of the Web Maker which were:

  1. Popcorn makerย 
  2. Thimble
  3. X-ray goggles

I also talked about persona, how it works, how to log in with your mail id.

We also hacked Ahona’s tee shirt, as she was late ๐Ÿ˜›

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And painted the firefox logo, me and progga did awesome job ๐Ÿ˜‰

I after drawing and painting some basics, passed it to Progga , she did awesome job!!

I after drawing and painting some basics, passed it to Progga , she did awesome job!!

We added some extra papers to make it live!

We added some extra papers to make it live!

Apart from remixing the teeshirt and logo, painting and stuffs, I started with the youngest one, Progga who instructed and took help of me to make such a cute thing with Thimble. As Christmas is near, she made something which is related to Christmas, a wishing card!

She was amazed to see lots of Christmas related stuffs on the net

She was amazed to see lots of Christmas related stuffs on the net

Her make: https://progga.makes.org/thimble/merry-christmas

Then I started with my other friends, I showed the Thimble where I discussed some basic stuffs of HTML and CSS, Popcorn Maker and X-Ray Goggles, they seemed so interested working on that!!

After that they were given some time to make anything with this 3 tools web, they did a great jobโ€ฆ!

When I talked about HTML they were like: “What is this , what is that?” They made this then … haha

Shomy & Sultan make:

Inzam & Partho make:

Group photo, because we ROCK!

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Credit : Progga!!

We loved it so much that we again made a kind of comic strip using all of our photos ๐Ÿ˜€

https://pinkdevil.makes.org/thimble/comic-strip

That is how the AWESOME day ended with fun , creativity, learning, sharing, eating…! It was really a good experience for me and my friends!

Tanha Islam

*Proud Mozillian*

Twitter : @ahnat16

IRC: pinkdevil

More Pics at : http://www.flickr.com/photos/phizkdayvil/sets/72157638949386853/

Reps Portal Link of the event: https://reps.mozilla.org/e/kitchenparty-with-friends/

On webmaker: https://webmaker.org/events/3057

Hashtag was: #KitchenPartyFriends


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Kitchen Party With Cousins!

Kitchen Party ! Seems like something is being cooked! Yes the web, the open web, which can be remixed with creativity!

Today at my home I arranged one Kitchen Party with my Cousins! We started around 4pm and ended at 6pm.

I today discussed the main three parts of the Web Maker which were:

  1. Popcorn makerย 
  2. Thimble
  3. X-ray goggles

At first I started with the youngest one, Zahara who instructed and took help of me to make such a cute thing with Thimble.

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Her make: https://pinkdevil.makes.org/thimble/hello-kittyImage

Then I started with my other cousins, I showed the Thimble explaining where I discussed some basic stuffs of HTML and CSS, Popcorn Maker and X-Ray Goggles, they seemed so interested working on that!!Image

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After that they were given some time to make the anything with this 3 tools web, they did a great jobโ€ฆ!

Trisa & Sadmila make:

Sadab & Niloy make:

Later on mom and my aunty made us yummy noodles, as we were soo tired!

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That is how the AWESOME day ended. It was really a good experience for me and my cousins!

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Group photo, because we ROCK!

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Credit : My aweeesssooommmeee mom!!

Tanha Islam

*Proud Mozillian*

Twitter : @ahnat16

IRC: pinkdevil

More Pics at : http://www.flickr.com/photos/phizkdayvil/sets/72157638793389314/

Reps Portal Link of the event: https://reps.mozilla.org/e/kitchenparty-with-cousins/

On webmaker: https://webmaker.org/en-US/events/3073

Hashtag was: #KitchenPartyCousins


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Hour Of Code!!

The very first day when I was reading about HOUR OF CODE in Malaysia,when I was on holiday(September 2nd week),I thought of doing hour of code..

Teach some fellow friends or cousins about computer science for one hour.

As of today CSE week starts for a week(Dec. 9-15) I called my cousins at my place to teach them computer science!

We started at like 8.20 pm and ended at 9.30pm.

In the mean time ,

I started with code.org where they have tutorials for kids to learn coding:

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My lil cousin felt shy for pics ๐Ÿ˜›

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The firts code of them!I explained what do do and how to do!They answered perfectly! ๐Ÿ™‚

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She was explaining me which steps should the ANGRY Bird take then!

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I am explaining her the steps ..

We both did an awesome job(Team Work)!

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We hacked a Holiday card and made it ours as Hour Of Code.

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I made them understand the easy steps.

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Nuzha and Sadmila(class 7) working as a team!

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At last weย  hacked this and the result was this !! ๐Ÿ™‚

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My cousin was not willing to go home , she loved coding and stuffs I taught her.Another cousin told me that she will visit again my place to learn more.

BTW, meet her-> Zahara Khan Nuzha ,currently studying at Junior Lab High school,class 2

ย She seemed very happy!

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I hope this super small hour of code was successful in a mini way ๐Ÿ™‚

I have more plans to attend Hour Of Code!

Thanks everyone for giving your 5 Minutes! ๐Ÿ™‚

Tanha Islam

Mozilla reps,Bangladesh

More details at : csedweek.org/


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Mozilla Reps welcome pack arrived at my place!

Yesterday morning I received my Mozilla reps welcome pack! YAY!

I received ReMo Welcome Pack as token of appreciation or energy booster to keep on contributing.

Opening the brown box,(as UPS shipped it to my place)

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Then,

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and then,

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and the size was,

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then,

a plastic bag full of awesomeness ๐Ÿ˜€

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And the whole thing had above stuffs,

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  • 10x โ€“ Firefox standard-issue buttons
  • 2x โ€“ Firefoxย  lanyards
  • 2x โ€“ Mozilla Reps the-little-awesome buttons (white)
  • 2x โ€“ Mozilla Reps the-little-awesome buttons (black)
  • 10x โ€“ Mozilla the-proud-ones transparent stickers (white)
  • 10x โ€“ Mozilla the-proud-ones transparent stickers (black)
  • 4x โ€“ Mozilla Reps flagship transparent stickers (white)
  • 4x โ€“ Mozilla Reps flagship transparent stickers (black)
  • 1x โ€“ Mozilla Reps awesome-ready polo shirt
  • 2x โ€“ A6 bonus welcome note

10x โ€“ Firefox standard-issue buttons

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2x โ€“ Firefoxย  lanyards

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2x โ€“ Mozilla Reps the-little-awesome buttons (white)

&

2x โ€“ Mozilla Reps the-little-awesome buttons (black)

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10x โ€“ Mozilla the-proud-ones transparent stickers (white)

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10x โ€“ Mozilla the-proud-ones transparent stickers (black)

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4x โ€“ Mozilla Reps flagship transparent stickers (white)

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4x โ€“ Mozilla Reps flagship transparent stickers (black)

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1x โ€“ Mozilla Reps awesome-ready polo shirt

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2x โ€“ A6 bonus welcome note

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Someones name should be mentioned here is : Majda– my mentor โค

Thanks ๐Ÿ™‚

More amazing pics of the welcome pack at : http://www.flickr.com/photos/phizkdayvil/sets/72157638309560356/


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Organizing a Mozilla event @Your University

Hello respective club leads/FSAs of your university!

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Done making a Firefox Club ??Now don’t know how to proceed with the events and all the tough jobs?Well its easy as 1+1 once you get to know about this(organizing an event).Now I am helping you with the core points you should work out while organizing an event:

1. At first talk to your :

  • CSE/CS/IT(or similar) respected heads/any other respected faculty who conducts such events

  • President of your universityโ€™s IT related club

    Tell them about Mozilla,it’s mission,what kind of events are taking place at other universities by Mozilla local community,how your university students can be helped or earn knowledge by attending such events.

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Only if they agree move on to the second step ๐Ÿ˜€

2.Plan what type of event you want to do,

  • Intro to Mozilla & Contributions
  • Web-Maker
  • Firefox OS apps day
  • WoMoz Event
  • Or any other event you think will be fruitful to get more contributors! ๐Ÿ™‚WP_000825
    Let ReMos/RMAs know about the event you are planning…!

3.Ask for proposal letters in the community list/contact ReMos (it is official work)

Note.1: Try to fix a date for the event after at least 6 weeks from the confirmation of your proposal. In that way ReMos can ensure your event with swags and a plenty of time to plan the event in details

Note.2:When hosting an event, create a Facebook event page and invite your friends within the Firefox Club and your friends at school. Please attach all Facebook event pages to your Firefox Club wiki page so that we know of all the great work you are doing! Also, feel free to advertise out your events on the main Firefox Student Ambassadors Facebook page.

4.During the event,make sure everyone gets

  • Swag
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  • Refreshments
  • And,Take lots of photos(serious ones,funny ones,people taking session,making something,talking,discussing,asking – EVERYTHING!! :D)
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Post Activity:

When you are done with the event successfully do :

  • Upload photos with the specific hash-tag mentioned in the reps portal made by the planning team
  • Post them in your local community groups,local community list,Facebook,G+,Flickr anywhere you want!9960261995_3c69938435_c
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Stuffs for your event:

Toolkit – Stuffs that will help you to make your event colorful,informative and successful ๐Ÿ™‚ !!

For planning physically before your 1st event, show other FSAs this slide(edit for your university!)

Meeting ppt slides(example)

and don’t forget to take snaps after every meeting LIKE US :

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If you think you are till now not able to be called a group of 10 people who can help in the event please get some more by giving them the sign up link of FSA:
http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/contribute/universityambassadors/

For those who are still of few numbers,

How can I recruit new members for my Firefox Club?

There are many ways you can recruit new members to your Club! Please see below for some ideas, but be sure and check with your university’s rules before proceeding:

  • Register your Club as an official organization on campus
  • Advertise your club through official school channels
  • Participate in official club and activity fairs
  • Give a talk on Firefox or Firefox OS to a group or class on campus
  • Partner with other technology organizations or departments for an event
  • Advertise your Firefox Club over social media channels.

Thank you all for showing interest to arrange an FSA event at your University,Best of luck from me,

Tanha Islam

RMA,South Asia

(special thanks to my friend Ratul,see his blog for DETAILS)


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MozCoffee @Dhaka

I know I am bit late(a BIIIIT late) to write this ๐Ÿ˜›

Mozcoffee at Dhaka!Seems good for coffee lovers(I am not in the team though :P)

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Okey so the event’s agenda

Agenda:

  • Introduction of new Reps and Mozillians
    Me(Tanha Islam-the first WoMoz rep) and Belayet hossain Bro was introduced to the members of our community there.
  • Summit experiences share by Summit attendees
    From our Bangladesh community 11 people went to the Mozilla Summit held at USA.They shared their experience,pictures and all the fun they had there!It was so nice to listen to them ๐Ÿ™‚
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  • FSA
    Later me and Arif Nezami(2 RMAS of our country) were introduced to the people in the meetup.We talked to the new contributors ans FSAs about how to arrange events with planning and let us and other Reps know about this to make it successful.

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  • WoMoz
    well this part was not discussed in the meeting as we ran out of time ๐Ÿ˜ฆ
    we were two WoMoz present there

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  • Discussion on future programs and events
    We talked about :
  1. MDN localization(shafiul Azam bro covering)
and
2.BASIS booth
Group Photo ๐Ÿ˜€
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Thank you all for giving me 3 minutes ๐Ÿ™‚

Tanha Islam

Hashtag was
#MozCoffeeDhaka

(the rep who organized his blogpost in details if you want to know more : http://mozillianbd.wordpress.com/2013/11/03/mozcoffeedhaka-1-nov-13/ )